It’s a sad(der) day for Japanese goths and anime fanatics, who seem to overlap exclusively nowadays: Techno-industrialists Blood have dried their tears and called it quits, embarking on their last-ever worldwide tour. In their eight-year span, the band gradually transitioned away from the vis-kei art scene, proving in the interim that across this great and varied earth, goth rock is just completely ridiculous and entertaining. Here’s the final opportunity to watch a cadre of ghostly, androgynous ragers howl in their native tongue about “The Funeral for Humanity” and “The Reaper Behind Me.” Doesn’t that sound like a completely badass way to spend an evening? Of course it does.

Mon., Feb. 2, 8 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 21, 2009

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